Thursday, April 17, 2014

Life That's Good

So…yep…failed again in keeping this thing updated.  I think you’ll all give me a free pass though. I’ve had some major health issues the last 3 months – from what they tell me, I’m blessed to still be here.  It’s been rough, I’ve felt very icky, and I’ve spent some time in the ER and in the hospital.  I’ve had my heart restarted… twice.  I’ve seen some of the best cardiologists the Mayo Clinic has.  And thankfully, I’ve come through it all without any lasting problems.

That’s right.  All recent tests results have been positive, I’m starting to feel more like “me”, and it’s time to move on with life!  Yea!

I’ve learned a lot in the last 7 months since our beautiful Hazel joined our family.  I’ve learned that no matter how healthy you are, or think you are, stuff happens.  And it can happen quickly.  And it can be serious.  And it can happen when you least expect it.

The mom of a good friend told me that our good health is easy to take for granted, until it’s called into question.  That is so true.  I know I took for granted being able to go to work and take care of my family until I couldn’t do those things anymore. 

I’ve also learned how important it is to listen to your body.  If something feels off, get it checked out.  If you think you need a second opinion, get one.  You only get one body – don’t risk it because you’re too busy.

Thank you to everyone for the thoughts, prayers, messages, cards, offers to help, and words of encouragement.  They have meant the world to me. 

Thanks to my mom, for all her help – making supper, coming with me to appointments, and saying, “I think you need to go to the ER…” when I told her it was fine.  I guess a mother’s instinct is still intact when the child is 32 years old.

Thank you to Paul for stepping up when needed.

Thank you to Robin, Erica, and all my volunteers for filling in when I couldn’t be there.

This song came on my ipod tonight and I think it says volumes about how I’m feeling these days.  I’ve been blessed beyond measure.  I have a life that’s good!

 I have so much to catch up on!  Lambs are on the ground, baby chicks are here!  Come back soon for more posts about what's happening on the farm! 

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad to hear your on the mend! I've been thinking of you often! SCARY!